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Getting photos from USB compactFlash into linux



I would like to get Debian to recognize my pictures on
from my camera which uses  compact flash.

>From a posting by dances with crows:
>USB Mass Storage devices are seen as SCSI disks.  Unless you have any
>real SCSI disks or any other USB storage devices, your CF reader will be
>seen as /dev/sda.  USB Mass Storage devices are almost always
>partitioned so they've got 1 partition covering the entire medium.  If
>everything else is working, you plug the USB CF reader in, then do
>"mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/somewhere". 

So I typed:
root@a2000xp:/etc/apt# mount -r -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/auto/sda
mount: mount point /mnt/auto/sda does not exist

root@a2000xp:/etc/apt# mkdir /mnt/auto/sda1
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/auto/sda1': Permission denied

root@a2000xp:/etc/apt# ls -lad /mnt/auto/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 Jul 28 11:56 /mnt/auto/

root@a2000xp:/etc/apt# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)

root@a2000xp:/etc/apt# mkdir /mnt/auto/sda1
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/auto/sda1': Permission denied

root@a2000xp:/etc/apt# cd /mnt/auto/
root@a2000xp:/mnt/auto# ls -lat
total 4
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    0 Jul 28 11:56 .
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 Feb 10 16:34 ..
root@a2000xp:/mnt/auto# df -a .
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
automount(pid856)            0         0         0   -  /mnt/auto

root@a2000xp:/mnt# mount
/dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
none on /proc type proc (rw,nodiratime)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
automount(pid856) on /mnt/auto type autofs (rw,fd=5,pgrp=856,minproto=2,maxproto=4)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

Is /mnt/auto ( type autofs ) the correct place to
mount the USB compactFlash?
What is the last line item listed by mount:
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw) ??

Thanks in advance,
J


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